There was a time when the only option that homeowners had for hot water was a storage water heater. Many more models are now available—yet the tank water heater still remains common, and you will find it in the majority of homes.
Here are some of the reasons that many homeowners choose to install storage water heaters even with the other types on the market:
Cost: For families on a narrow budget, a tank water heater is a good option because it costs less than advanced options such as tankless water heaters or solar water heaters. Although storage water heaters are pricier to run over time, this may not be much of an issue for a smaller family that does not use as much hot water. A tank water heater may even save a family money. Ask a technician about the long–term operation costs vs. the installation cost to see if a storage water heater is the more economic option.
Hot water—fast: Because storage water heaters keep energy applied constantly to their tanks, the hot water is always ready whenever a tap turns on in a house. Models such as tankless water heaters have a delay as they heat up water on demand, which means waiting longer for the hot water to arrive. So not only is a tank water heater more convenient when someone wants hot water right away, it also stops water from going to waste while a person waits for it to warm up.
Sufficient hot water: Yes, a storage water heater can run out of its supply of hot water if enough demand is placed on it. But this should rarely be a problem, especially if the heater received professional installation that made sure the water tank was large enough to suit a family’s size. When you call on our experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating, we will make sure you have the unit with the right water volume to keep your family in hot water each day.